Intermediate & Advanced Classes
Once you’ve mastered the basics, take your skills to a whole new level by signing up for intermediate or advanced level classes.
These classes do NOT waive any DMV testing requirements but MAY result in reduced insurance rates. Contact your insurance provider for details.
Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic (TC IRC)
The Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.
NCMT offers the TC IRC in Petaluma, San Mateo, and Pleasant Hill.
You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road. Topics covered include having a proper mental state, understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics, cornering strategies for multiple types of turns, emergency braking and evasive maneuvers.
Students completing the IRC report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The IRC is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as “Level 2” training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and “Refresher” training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base.
Although designed primarily as safety course, the IRC is both challenging and fun. The Clinics are done in one 7–8-hour day on your own motorcycle. Although not a requirement, it’s also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there. Copies of this book can be purchased at fine bookstores and on this website.
The IRC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Come experience what all the buzz is about by signing up for a Total Control IRC today!
** Requirements: A valid M1 license, a working motorcycle or scooter, and riding gear. **
Upcoming Intermediate Courses
Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (TC ARC)
The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic is the most fun, effective way to improve riding skills for experienced riders in a safe, controlled environment. The internationally acclaimed curriculum is also used extensively by government agencies and the military to reduce crashes, accidents and fatalities.
Based on the best-selling book “Total Control” by national champion Lee Parks, the Advanced Riding Clinic takes all the advanced riding skills used by professional riders and breaks them down into easily learned lessons.
Unlike other training that teaches you riding TIPS, Total Control has a complete step-by-step TECHNOLOGY for riding that includes throttle control, braking, vision, line selection and body position.
It also features comprehensive psychological and suspension setup instruction.This holistic approach to rider education includes physical, mental and mechanical training by highly trained instructors with world-class coaching skills. It’s the kind of information and decision-making tools that just may save your life one day.
The course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction, and is based on the most current research in rider safety utilizing modern training methods.Whether you ride a cruiser, tourer or sportbike, the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic techniques adapt themselves to the individual rider. By the end of the day, participants are guaranteed to have:
- A specific, measureable improvement in their riding
- A better understanding of how their bikes work and how what they do affects their ability to maintain traction and control
- The ability to recognize problems out on the road, know what the solution is, and be able to fix them on the fly
Join the thousands of motorcyclists who have already taken their riding to the next level with Total Control. Participants must have at least 3000 miles of street riding experience and a desire to reduce their risks through advanced skills development and a more thorough understanding of motorcycle dynamics.
The best part is how much fun you’ll have. The Clinics are done in one 9-hour day on your own motorcycle. The amount you’ll learn is limited only by your willingness to get better. It’s also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there. Copies are available at fine bookstores and on this website.
So take your skills to a whole new level by signing up for a Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic today!
** Requirements: A valid M1 license, a working motorcycle or scooter, riding gear, and previous riding experience.**